Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

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Yale University Art Gallery displays art from nearly all cultures, but it's most famous for its collection of early Italian paintings, African sculptures, and modern art. Located in several buildings on the university campus, the gallery also houses world-renowned collections of American decorative and fine arts from as far back as the 17th century. Of particular note is the small collection of rare American silver. Opened in 1832, the gallery recently underwent renovations to connect three separate galleries while maintaining their distinct architectural styles; it reopened in 2012. Yale University Art Gallery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • It's still one of the best university museums in the country but their Mesoamerican exhibit is getting smaller and smaller. Within the past 10 years or so it decreased from a few-room to a one room... 
    It's still one of the best university museums in the country but their Mesoamerican exhibit is getting smaller and smaller. Within the past 10 years or so it decreased from a few-room to a one room...  more »
  • Don't miss the Yale University Art Gallery when you are in New Haven, CT. The collection is small but extensive in its depth and the displays are well mounted. I liked their exhibition on '100 Years.....  more
    Don't miss the Yale University Art Gallery when you are in New Haven, CT. The collection is small but extensive in its depth and the displays are well mounted. I liked their exhibition on '100 Years.....  more »
  • Open to the public only on Friday Saturday and Sunday. Went on Wednesday and was turned away because it’s only open to students and faculty Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday. Told them... 
    Open to the public only on Friday Saturday and Sunday. Went on Wednesday and was turned away because it’s only open to students and faculty Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday. Told them...  more »
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  • Such a cool collection of artwork! And best of all, it’s free! We got there about an hour before it closed which didn’t leave much time to leisurely walk through but we managed to hit most of the highlights! Great modern art as well as some super cool tribal pieces! Highly recommend!
  • Best art gallery you could go to. Easily beats famous New York, French, Italian, and all other galleries in both collection and atmosphere. The Yale gallery has one of, if not the definitive, best collections of art in the world. Don’t miss great collections of some of the most famous artists of their time, with works ranging from antiquity to modern. Despite this storied collection, the gallery is not crowded, the staff are incredibly kind, helpful, and knowledgeable. Not to mention the gallery is 100% FREE to anyone! Make sure to stop by the Trumbull gallery on the second floor and his grave on the first to thank him for his legacy requiring free admission to this amazing collection.
  • I visited Yale university Art gallery couple of months back with my friends. This was one place which instigated my interest in the Art galleries. There are some classic paintings are here. Apart from that you can get closer to African and Asian art. If you have decent knowledge about art then you can spend days here without even noticing. Must visit!
  • Some interesting art collections spamming across the globe. African, Southeast Asia, China and European arts. American art pieces as well. Spacious gallery with lots of displays. It’s a bit cold inside so bring a jacket maybe a good idea~ you can easily spend 2-3 hours there!
  • Are you in need of a little art, culture, and history? Well you will not be disappointed with this museum. It houses a lovely range of art and artifacts that should not be missed. The museum is in a great location with beautiful architecture everywhere. Parking was easy, there are tables outside where you can hangout with a meal, coffee, or ice cream from a nearby shop. When friends visit from out of town I will suggest a visit.

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